Throughout his career, whether as an independent business owner or as an employee, whether working for clients or on his own projects, Uri and his work consistently exhibited several important qualities:
Lecturer, Hasso Plattner institute of Design at Stanford (a.k.a. d.School), Stanford University, for several design-thinking courses:
Tools for Experience Design (MS&E430, Spring 2006)Member of the teaching team (coach), Mechanical Engineering Design, Senior Design Project (ME113), since 2000
Interdisciplinary Design Innovation (ME325/CS447, Winter 2004.) Responsible for the Motorola Studio and student projects, Stanford University, School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Design Division.
Coach graduate student teams, Tools for Team Based Design (ME310A) and Design Project Experience with Corporate Partners (310B,C) since 2000.
Staff development (teaching teachers how to teach math). Uri has been teaching teachers, grades K through 8, how to improve their math teaching skills and, for those who need it, how to ease their math anxiety. Uri has been developing various methods to assist teachers, from math-relaxation exercises to number-sense tools and methods, from visual-computation techniques to geometry and algebra. He conducted classes and workshops, including at the San Mateo Foster City School District, for San Mateo County Office of Education, for California Mathematics Council and for the University of Phoenix. (MathVentures)
Math to the Max, University of Phoenix, Spring and Fall 2003.Developed lesson plan for the California High School Exit Examinations, State of California Algebra 1 Project. Responsible for and developed the lesson quadratic-equation lesson plan (standards 14.0, including Material for standard 19, 20, 22, and 23.)
Volunteer math teacher and math-teacher support in all primary and middle school grades. Since 1999 Uri taught mathematics in grades 3rd through 5th classrooms at least twice every week, working with students of all levels on all required subjects. In middle school Uri taught complete topics, required by the state standards, such as area calculation of various shapes and isometric and orthogonal drawings. Uri provided support to primary and middle school math teachers.
Taught parents of low-performing middle-school students how to assist their children learning such subjects as multiplication. (MathVentures)
Lecturer of and coach for graduate and undergraduate design courses at Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering Design Division. (See Teaching Experience above for details.)
All aspects of film and video production, including writing and preproduction, production and post-production. (Suri & Co., Ten Ninety for various clients and independent productions)
Writing user guides, manuals and context-sensitive, interactive online help documentation. (Ten Ninety for various clients; Borland International)
Edited various research papers of post-doctorate researchers.
Writing fiction and non-fiction for motion pictures, television, film and video production.
Extensive experience in team collaboration, as both team leader and member. (Suri & Co. and Ten Ninety, various clients; Borland International)
Software development experience, including all aspects of user-interface and database applications. (Ten Ninety for various clients; Borland International)
Computer-security research and development (Suri & Co. for various clients)
Research of graphical-environment for software development (Suri & Co. for SRI Intl, Computer Dept.)
|2003 present||Stanford University||Lecturer, Hasso Plattner institute of Design (a.k.a. d.School), Multimedia Services and co-instructor of design-thinking courses (MS&E430, ME325/CS447)|
|2001 present||MathVentures||Owner, a division of Ten Ninety, dedicated to math education.|
|2000 present||Stanford University||Coaching graduate and undergraduate mechanical Engineering students|
|1993 present||Ten Ninety||Owner, product design, hardware and software R & D, motion-pictures production.|
|1986 1993||Borland International||Software engineer, R & D department.|
|1977 1985||Suri & Company||Owner, product design, film production, hardware and software R & D.|
University of California, Los Angeles, BA Mathematics and Applied Science. 1975.